Haryana Finalizes Retail Tariff for FY 15-16

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) on May 7th, 2015 has finalized the retail supply tariff applicable for FY 15-16.

The summary of the Industrial tariffs is given in the graph below:

Commercial Consumers tariff defined for FY 15-16 is Rs. 6.3/kVAh compared to Rs. 5.71/kVAh, a rise of 9.4% which is significant. And the LT industrial tariff for FY 15-16 has been increase by 6-7% compared to previous year.

Wheeling Charges:  The wheeling charges have been fixed at Rs. 0.85 per kWh.

Cross Subsidy Surcharges:The CSS for HT industrial consumers will be Rs. 0.93 per unit, and for Non-domestic HT consumers Rs. 1.46 per unit. A graph on the CSS defined by the commission over the years is below:

The CSS for industrial consumers saw a decrease of almost 54% compared to previous year and the same of Nondomestic HT consumer has been increased by 73%. This increase in CSS for Non-domestic consumer will make open access transaction costly while for Industrial consumers this decrease in CSS will make open access and exchange transactions more viable.

The order can be accessed here.

MPERC Retail Tariff for FY 15-16

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) through an order dated 17th April 2015 has finalized the retail tariff for the state for FY 15-16.

The tariff defined by the commission are given below:

The tariff given by the commission for industrial consumer did not see any change between the tariff of FY 13-14 & FY 14-15. This year the commission has increased the tariff The graph below shows the change between the tariff of FY 14-15 & The tariff of FY 15-16:

Wheeling Charges: The wheeling charges for voltage level up to 33kV will be Rs. 0.23 per unit.

Cross Subsidy Surcharge: The cross subsidy surcharge for FY 15-16 has been worked out at Rs 1.82 per unit.

Transmission losses: The EHT transmission loss is set at 5.32% and for 33 kV (only 33 kV system) @ 5.83%.

Transmission Charges: The transmission charges for FY 15-16 will be Rs. 0.50 Per unit.

The commission has also mentioned that the wheeling and cross subsidy surcharge will not be applicable for consumer availing open access from all RE sources.

The commission order can be accessed here.

Power Tariff shoots up again in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) in its order dated 20th Feb 2015, has finalized tariff for FY 14-15.

Industrial tariff (HT-5 category) has gone up by Rs 1/ unit to Rs 6.5/unit (this is an increase of 18% from existing tariff, and overall a 56% increase in 5 years). The hike is similar in other categories of industrial tariffs also.

For Non-Residential or Commercial (LT 2) for Hotels, Malls etc.  it is increased 20.5% for first 100 units and 19.2% for next 100 units. This tariff order will come into force w.e.f 01.02.2015

This power hike will affect all industries as electricity is major part of their expenditure. This tariff hike comes after almost 2.5 years, as the annual hike was put on hold due to elections.

The Order can be accessed here.

Media article on the same can be read here.

Contributed by Neeraj Nasiar.

MPERC determines retail tariff for FY15

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) through an order (dated 24th May 2014), has determined the retail tariff for FY 14- 15.       

The new tariff determined for FY15 is same as it was for FY14, The summary of the new tariff for INDUSTRIAL, NON-INDUSTRIAL consumers can be found in the table below –


Wheeling Charges –


Transmission Charges – T
he transmission charges for FY 14-15 has been calculated as Rs .48 per unit, applicable for a consumer having contract demand of 1MW or above. 

Cross-subsidy surcharge – The Cross-Subsidy Surcharge has been computed as Rs .39 per unit.

Transmission losses – The transmission losses for FY 14-15 have been calculated as 3%.

Aforementioned wheeling charges and cross subsidy surcharges are not applicable to consumers availing open access from renewable sources of energy.

The details on this tariff can be read on Page 189 of the Retail Tariff

Our latest Blog post on the retail tariff can be read here

Contributed by – Dheeraj Babariya

KERC hikes power tariff for FY15

Cost of buying electricity from DISCOMs has become costlier for the Commercial & Industrial consumers in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a new tariff for supply of electricity in FY 2014-15. Average increase in tariff is 32 paisa against the 66 paisa increase sought by ESCOMs, tariff increase is ranging from 10 paise to 50 paise per unit for different categories of consumers and is applicable from 1st May 2014. 

Increase in Industrial Tariff:

Industrial consumers will now have to pay extra 35-40 paise per unit of electricity consumed by them.

 

HT-2(a) Voltage level

Paise/unit

HT level-11 kV/33kV

7

66 kV & above

42

New opportunities have opened up for those industrial consumers availing or seeking open access, as cross subsidy(CSS) has been reduced, which makes the  purchase of power from Independent power producers(IPP, Bilateral contracts) and power exchange(PXs, Bidding for power) more viable option for the consumers giving savings from 20 paise to 50 paise per unit.

Increase in Commercial Tariff:

Commercial consumers comprising of hotels, malls, commercial buildings etc. have to pay extra 40 paisa per unit consumed by them. Commercial consumers are the highest paying consumers and this increase in the tariff is expected to impact them badly.

 

HT-2(b) Voltage level

Paise/unit

HT level-11 kV/33kV

138

66 kV & above

173

Being the highest paying consumers, the saving potential for the commercial consumers is high. Sourcing power under open access from IPPs and PXs seems more viable options after decrease in the CSS. Group captive arrangement will still remain most viable option for the commercial consumers where saving potential is up to Rs 1.00 per unit.

 Open Access Charges:

KERC has also defined open access charges applicable for the FY 2014-15.

Losses:

Wheeling loss 4.04% and transmission loss 3.81% defined for HT consumers

Charges:

Transmission tariff of Rs. 98324/- MW/Month as against the existing tariff of Rs.95442 per MW approved for 2013-14

Wheeling charge:

Wheeling and Banking for Renewable Energy Sources:

RE generators wheeling energy to the consumers in the State have existing Wheeling (5 %) and Banking charges (2 %) which is going to continue up to 30.06.2014 or till further orders from commission.

In a nut-shell -

  1. Hike in tariff will lead to more consumers eying for open access.
  2. With CSS going down, cost of availing OA will come down. Again an added advantage for consumers to opt for OA.

Contributed by – Rahul Tyagi

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